Re: Canning pears without peeling?
Hi, I'm new, but will reply. I was making pear sauce and decided to try one batch a different way. I cooked the whole pears in a 6 qt. crock pot with a little water for about 4 hours and ran them through the food mill. Because the pears got so soft from cooking this way, some of the skins, cores & seeds were in with the fruit - everything was kind of ground up together and the end result was slightly gritty instead of smooth but still tasty and probably better nutritionally. I have not canned pears with the skin on any other way and I did not do it intintionally this time! I used up the last of my pears Sunday and canned Amaretto Pear halves. I also made tons of pear pie filling, pear butter, pear sauce. I will be interested to see if anyone else has canned them with the skins.